Enjoying its series debut tonight on Oxygen, BEST INK pits ten of the best male and female tattoo artists from around the country against each other in a competition for $100,000 and a cover story in Tattoo Magazine. In every episode, the artists will compete in two challenges: the “Flesh Challenge”, which tests their overall artistic and creative skills, and the “Ink Challenge”, in which they will actually commit a permanent design to a model’s skin. Hosted by former AMERICAN IDOL contestant (and tattoo enthusiast) KIMBERLY CALDWELL, the judges are pinup model and tattoo shop owner SABINA KELLEY and world-renowned tattoo artist JOE CAPOBIANCO.
We sat down with host and judges at the Television Critics Association press event and CAPOBIANCO broke down for us how the show works.
BEST INK debuts tonight on Oxygen